Nomophobia- No Mobile Phone Phobia

Cell Phone Addiction

According to a dictionary, the word ‘ADDICTION’ is defined as “a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence: the state of being addicted.”

There are some people who are addicted to alcohol, there are people who are addicted to caffeine and there are people who are addicted to drugs, but there is one addiction we all have in common, i.e.- our MOBILE PHONES. Mobile phones which were once considered a luxury have now become a necessity. Almost everyone around us has a cell phone be it a rickshaw puller or a five-year-old child.

Nomophobia- No Mobile Phone Phobia, mobile attraction
Mobile Addiction

Mobile phones have sure made our lives easy; everything is just a touch away from us and communication has become even more effective. They have become an important part of our popular culture. Every information related to anything is available to us on our palm.

Mobile phones are used in every sector, for example; they are used in the business sector, they are used in the education arena, in the entertainment sector and in the health sector as well. It has made mankind more organized and helped the human race to easily keep a track of things.

While mobiles have revolutionized our lives for good, they have also had many ill effects on us, some of them are: -

1. More than 50% of the people are now addicted to their cell phones. Studies show that people who are addicted to their mobile phones often are linked to depression and anxiety and many other mental health disorders

Not only their mental health is affected by this, even their eyesight gets ruined, these people suffer from constant headaches and they also become short tempered. They avoid attending any social gatherings and ceremonies. Being addicted to mobile phones is also one of the leading causes of road accidents. People get so involved in their cell phones that they forget their walking or driving on the road.

2. According to a study, on average a person checks his phone once every 12 minutes, leading to 80 times a day. We end up spending at least 5 hours on our phones, due to this habit of ours we are not able to complete our day to day tasks, assignments and projects on time.

The kids nowadays are so invested in mobile phones that they have stopped participating in outdoor activities which is not good for their health. For their overall growth and personality development it is very important for them to go out and play.

3. People, especially teenagers, base their self-worth on social media likes. Teenagers often compare their lives with others just on the basis of a person's social media account, and this starts a wave of negativity and anxiety inside the teenager’s mind and soul.

This disrupts their lifestyle and they go into an endless spiral of self-doubt and eventually they end up having no or low self-esteem.

4. According to a recent survey by Microsoft Corporation, India ranks third on the highest rate of cyberbullying, after China and Singapore. 

As many as 7,600 children between the age group of 8-17 years are the victim of cyberbullying. The victim is often subjected to death threats, body-shaming and obscene messages and images, which takes a toll on the human mind and body.

5. The sleeping patterns of people have been disrupted due to excessive use of mobile phones, which in turn causes daytime dysfunction, lack of concentration and focus.

Although there are multiple benefits of using cell phones in the various social environments, there is also the greater disadvantage of the utilization of the devices. We need to limit the time we spend on our phones, the time our kids spend on the phones, so that we can enjoy our LIFE and they can enjoy their CHILDHOOD.

Even though this device has connected us globally, it has also disconnected us socially from the outside world, and this disconnection is far more life threatening than we realize, and its finally time we put a stop to this.
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